Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tile tools should always be chosen based on the sort of tile project you are doing.

Tiling Projects and the Right Tile Tools

Your tile tool selections vary based on your project.  Here is a great tiling project for grouting a tile inlay from the DIY Network:

How to Grout a Tile Inlay
Once the tile inlay is installed, it's time to grout it. The experts show the best way to grout the tile inlay.

Step 1: Mix the Grout

Mix the grout in a small bucket. Add a little water and use a drill blending tool for easy mixing. Add a small amount of water or grout until the desired thickness is achieved. Allow the mixed grout to sit for about 10 minutes to reach the proper consistency.
mix grout in small bucket
Step 2: Apply the Grout

Use a soft rubber float to apply the grout to the joints. Pull the float across the joints diagonally to keep the grout in place.
apply grout to joints
Step 3: Remove the Excess Grout

Once the grout has set, use clean water and a sponge to begin removing excess grout. Pull the sponge across the tiles at an angle, taking care to rinse the sponge often. After the surface has dried to a light haze, wipe a second time using sponge and fresh water.

Tip: Use two buckets of fresh water, to prevent stopping for a water change.
remove excess grout
Step 4: Apply the Caulk

To seal around the border of a hardwood frame, apply caulk the same color as the grout. Fill in the seam, then wipe it smooth with a finger and damp rag.
seal around hardwood border with caulk
Step 5: Fill in the Nail Holes

Use wood putty to fill in nail holes on the hardwood floor surface and the the corners of the tile frame.   [READ SOURCE]

What Tools Would You Need For This Tiling Project? 

As this is an existing tile inlay, it is doubtful that you'll need a tile saw, but you never know.  More than likely, however, you're going to need grout tools of different types. 

The most important thing to consider is that you get tile tools that are designed for contractors

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